news-johll-jeffThe Dubuque Community School District is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeff Johll as the new principal of Roosevelt Middle School beginning in the 2016-2017 school year, pending approval by the Board of Education at its April 11 meeting. An experienced educational administrator, Johll has served as assistant principal at Roosevelt since 2005.

As principal of Roosevelt, Johll will be responsible for the strategic and day-to-day operations of the school, which serves approximately 1,160 students and 145 professional and support staff.

“Jeff is a skilled educational administrator who has strong relationships with Roosevelt staff and families,” said Superintendent of Schools Stan Rheingans.  “We are confident that he will bring an energy and creativity that will continue to ensure an exceptional learning environment at Roosevelt.”

Johll, in additional to being assistant principal at Roosevelt, also serves as the district’s social studies curriculum coordinator.  Previously, he has served at the district level as professional mentoring and induction program coordinator, leading a program that was nationally recognized for excellence. He also served as a curriculum coordinator and led the district’s school-business partnerships and neighborhood resource center efforts. He was social studies department chair at Washington Junior High from 1997-2001 and a social studies teacher at the school since 1991.

“I am honored and excited to continue working with the students, staff, parents, and community as the next Principal of Eleanor Roosevelt Middle School,” said Johll. “As I take on this new leadership position, I will make it my focus to assure that all students learn and grow in a safe and welcoming environment.   It has been my privilege to be a part of this school community since its opening in 2005, and I sincerely look forward to leading Roosevelt into a new era of excellence.”

Johll holds a bachelor of science degree in social science comprehensive and secondary education from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and a master of arts degree in secondary education administration from Loras College. He is a member of the National Association of Secondary School Principals, the National Council for the Social Studies and School Administrators of Iowa.